Sport For Confidence is a unique and pioneering programme that helps you take part in sport or physical activity, no matter who you are or what barriers you might face. 

The sessions are delivered by qualified coaches, who work with occupational therapists, and are suitable for people who have:

  • learning disabilities
  • mental health issues
  • dementia
  • autism
  • a physical impairment or disability 
  • other complex health needs 

There are many benefits to being active. It can improve your physical and mental health and bring social benefits. 

In addition, Sport For Confidence sessions can develop life-changing skills such as: 

  • self-confidence
  • independence
  • the ability to perform daily tasks 
  • interaction with others 

Everyone can enjoy the sessions. You don’t need any previous experience and the emphasis is always on having fun!

To find out more about Sport For Confidence in Chelmsford, please contact Megan Potts (Occupational Therapist) on megan@sportforconfidence.com or 07394 564942.

You can visit Sport For Confidence to find out more about the programme and its other locations. 

Wednesdays 

  • 12pm to 1pm: Swimming, main pool
  • 2pm to 3pm: Basketball, sports hall

Fridays

  • 11.10am to 11.55am: Introduction to exercise session
  • 12pm to 1pm: Boccia, sports hall
  • 2pm to 3pm: Multi-sports, sports hall

Sundays

  • 5.15pm to 6.15pm: Swimming, main pool
  • All sessions must be booked in advance by contacting Megan Potts, our occupational therapist. This is to make sure we can socially distance and run sessions safely.
  • Sessions are allocated on a first come, first served basis.  
  • Please make sure you are outside the centre 10 minutes before the start of your session. Details of where to meet will be provided when you book.

Price

  • £3.50 per session, which can be paid on the day.

To book

Please contact Megan via phone or email to book on:

  • All sessions must be booked in advance by contacting Megan Potts, our occupational therapist. This is to make sure we can run sessions safely and make reasonable adjustments to ensure your needs are met.
  • Mask wearing and social distancing is at the discretion of the participants and their carers. We will try to accommodate this as much as possible.
  • Sessions are allocated on a first come, first served basis.  
  • Please make sure you are outside the centre 10 minutes before the start of your session. Details of where to meet will be provided when you book.
  • Riverside has huge variety of accessible facilities, including accessible parking spaces, accessible toilets, two changing places units, a Pool Pod and a pool platform. 
  • Find out more about accessible facilities at Riverside. You can also call reception on 01245 615050 if you have any queries.
  • Feel free to contact Riverside online or email the Sport For Confidence team for more information.
Last updated: 16 September 2022